Benefit News


Good oral care requires lifetime commitment

Falls Church, VA, February 25, 2021 - The Primary Care Dentistry department has remained open for business during the COVID-19 pandemic, serving the urgent and emergent dental treatment needs of all DoD beneficiaries during normal business hours while prioritizing our in-person scheduled appointments on the readiness-related needs of the active duty population assigned to Naval Support Activity Bethesda and throughout the National Capital Region Market,” stated Navy Capt. (Dr.) Rasha Welch, director of Dental Services at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


GLWACH prepares for new electronic health record – MHS GENESIS

Falls Church, VA, February 24, 2021 - General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is finishing preparations in anticipation of a switch to a new, modern electronic health record system.


VA updates musculoskeletal and muscle injuries portion of disability rating schedule to reflect changes used to evaluate Veterans’ disability compensation

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2021 - The musculoskeletal and muscle injuries portion of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) has been revised to reflect updated medical information used to assess Veterans’ medical records and determine their VA disability rating.


Holistic Health and Fitness: Building Spiritual and Mental Resilience

FORT EUSTIS, VA, February 23, 2021 - The Holistic Health and Fitness initiative, created by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Center for Initial Military Training, focuses on a new approach to training Soldiers. H2F follows five domains of readiness: mental, spiritual, physical, nutritional, and sleep.


Annual overseas housing allowance survey available

WIESBADEN, Germany, February 23, 2021 - The annual overseas housing allowance survey is available on-line for the month of March.


DHA Launches Pilot to Tackle Mental Health Effects of Sexual Trauma

Falls Church, VA, February 23, 2021 - Sexual trauma can happen to anyone, and it can have long-term effects on your mental health. But it isn’t something you have to deal with alone. There’s help available if you need it. If you’re an active duty service member (ADSM) who has experienced sexual trauma at any time, you may be eligible to participate in the Sexual Trauma Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Pilot. The pilot, recently launched by the Defense Health Agency (DHA), provides support to ADSMs who are experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions associated with sexual trauma.